Parents, Educators, Professionals, Adults, & Students

 Fall Conference & Resource Expo

Preschool thru High School and Beyond

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) – Education Building

Sunday, November 6, 2022  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fees:  Members $30, Non-Members $60, Membership & Conference $75, Full-Time Students $30

Registration Deadline Oct. 25: LDANJfall2022.eventbrite.com                                                     

Full Brochure: www.LDANJ.org        Questions: Email  info@LDANJ.org   Call or Text 732-645-2738

Suggested Level Codes:  PK=Pre-Kindergarten    L= Lower Elementary(K-2)   U=Upper Elementary(3-5)   

                                             M=Middle School  HS=High School   PS=Post-Secondary   A=Adult   E=Everyone                                          

Suggested Audience:  F=Family   Ed=Educators   O=Outside Professionals    S=Students  A & E codes above  

8:15-9:00     Registration & Resource Expo, Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:45     Session A – Keynotes

Room 1: Understanding Children’s Rights to Read: Putting It All Together/Kunz (PK-HS; E )

Room 2: Drumming and Social Emotional Learning: Keys to Success/Viragomusic (E; E)

Room 3: Pattern of Strengths & Weaknesses & SLD Eligibility: State of the Field/Korner (PK-HS; E)

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-10:45     Session B 

Room 1: Continue the Discussion with Dr. Kunz/Kunz (PK-HS; E)

Room 2: Practice-Based Self-Regulated Strategy Development Units/Foxworth, TCNJ Students (L-HS; F-Ed)            

Room 3: Dyslexia Overview: Bustin’ Mythologies/Selznick (E-HS; E)

Room 4: Teaching a Five Paragraph Essay: A New and Effective Process Pt 1/Van Brocklen, Cannon (M-HS; E)

Room 5: Benefits of a Gap Year/Bull (HS-A; E)

Room 6: Special Education 101:  Legalities and Practicalities/Meltzer (PK-PS; E)

10:45-11:00  Break

11:00-11:45     Session C    

Room 1: Getting to Know Dyslexia and Orton-Gillingham (O-G)/Katz (E; E)

Room 2: Assessment for Post-Secondary Accommodations/Cianci (HS-A; E)

Room 3: The Unspoken Social Side of LD; “Why Won’t Anyone Play With Me?”/Selznick (U-HS; E)

Room 4: Teaching a Five Paragraph Essay: A New and Effective Process Pt 2/Van Brocklen, Cannon (M-HS;E)

Room 5: NAMI New Jersey: Ending the Silence/Koenig (M-A; E)

Room 6:  Building Foundational Math Skills/Smolansky (E: E)

11:45-12:30   Resource Expo and Lunch

12:30-1:15     Session D 

Room 1: How O-G Works in MTSS and Different Classroom Settings/Katz (E; E)

Room 2: Meet the CEO of Your Brain: Understanding Executive Function Skills/Cappelleri (E; E)

Room 3: Ten Lessons in Transitioning from High School to College/Sokolowski (HS-A; E)

Room 4: Increase LD Students Reading Skills to The HS/College Level/Van Brocklen, Cannon (M-HS; E)

Room 5: Supporting Youth in their IEP:  A Path to Success/SPAN (PK-HS; E)

Room 6: Accessibility of EdTech Math Games/Smolansky (E; E)

1:15-1:30  Break

1:30-2:15      Session E

Room 1: Reading and Writing: Perfect Together!/Katz (E; E)

Room 2: Stress and Avoidance: Assisting in the Development of Problem Solving Skills/Cappelleri (L-A; E)  

Room 3: A Structured approach to Essay Writing for Students with Dysgraphia/Ganz (U-HS; Ed)  

Room 4: Benefits of Therapeutic Tutoring: Addressing the Underlying Issues of LD/Kessler (M-HS; E)

Room 5: Supporting Youth in their IEP:  A Path to Success/SPAN (PK-HS; E)

Room 6: College Selection and Application for Students with Learning Disabilities/Weil (M-HS; E)

2:15-2:30  Break

2:30-3:15   Session F

Room 1: Mindful Strategies and Social-Emotional Learning Conversations for Kids/Weitzberg (PK-5; F, Ed)

Room 2: Self-Monitoring Scales: Tools to Establish Foundations for Change/Cappelleri (L-A; E)   

Room 3: Ten Lessons in Transitioning from High School to College/Sokolowski (HS-A; E)

Room 4: Teaching Appropriate Vocabulary Words Across the Curriculum/Chambre (K-M; Ed) 

Room 5: Introduction to the Process of Reading Instruction/Schechter (L-U; F, Ed, O)

Room 6: Succeeding with LD & Other Related Disorders: The Student Perspective/STAMP (L-PS; E)

3:15  Break  

3:30  Certificate of Attendance 4.5 hours PDUs (Professional Development Units -NJ Provider Id #568)      

          In exchange for Feedback Form – In-person only 

3:45  Annual LDANJ Member Meeting

*** Some changes may occur to workshops due to speaker changes or cancellations. 

Special thanks for their support!

Disclaimer:  LDANJ does not endorse or recommend any method, treatment, or product; evaluation or remedial center, program, or persons for children and adults with learning disabilities. It does however, endeavor to inform, believing that you have the right to know what is available to assist those who have a learning disability to reach their full potential.